Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Collection: They Came From Outer Spacedotdot
artworkThis thematic compilation of alien invasionary weirdness features many of the better known B-movie styled tracks, including Brownsville Station's "The Martian Boogie," the Randells' "Martian Hop," Jefferson Airplane's "Have You Seen The Saucers" (while credited as the single, it is the alternate mix with the drums up front), and the quintessential B-movie theme "The Blob" by the Five Blobs. Also here is Bobby Fuller and the Fanatics' surf classic "Our Favorite Martian." While it sports only one surf instro, this comp spans many genre and requires unpretentious listening which result in grins all around.
Picks: Our Favorite Martian

Track by Track Review


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Surf (Instrumental)

Bobby Fuller played some of the best surf instros on the gentler side of the track. This recording is essential to any surf collection. It begins with a slowed reverb kick, and moves right into one of the most recognizable of the more obscure instros. The structure and sound are perfectly surf, and the energy and style are exquisite. This is the full track, without being faded for the single, including the post performance tape echo swell.